Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Ballybane Library 10th Anniversary

 Ballybane Library recently celebrated 10 years serving the community with a Christmas storytelling session from Rab Fulton. The celebration also included the launch of 'The Fairy Tale of Oscar' - an original story written by the members of Oirthear le Chéile, with Rab Fulton and the East Galway Home School Liaison Programme.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Loughrea Library - two more events

Loughrea Library - two more events this week...why not come along...All welcome
Thursday 15th December @ 6.30pm. Launch of online teen emagazine ‘Cinders’....https://www.facebook.com/cindersmag/
Friday 16th December @6.30pm. Children’s Christmas movie – “The Snowman” by Raymond Briggs. - Spaces are limited so booking is
essential contact Loughrea Library on 091 847220.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

A Busy week in Loughrea Library

Here's the first two events in a busy week for Loughrea Library - All Welcome...

- Tráth na gCeist. Irish language table quiz for all the family. Dé Máirt 13 Mí na Nollaig (Tuesday 13th December) 7-9pm

- 8pm Wednesday 14th December 'Loughrea Literary & Historical Society' present a talk by Bishop Willie Walsh, the retired bishop of Killaloe on his memoir, ‘No Crusader’.

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Ballybane Library will host a storytelling session to celebrate the creativity of local parents and grandparents

Ballybane Library

Wednesday 14th December, 10.30am

Ballybane Library will host a storytelling session to celebrate the creativity of local parents and grandparents. Co-ordinated by the Eastside Home School Community Liaison (HSCL) service, the group meets weekly in the library. Working with storyteller and author Rab Fulton, members of the group have created a Christmas Fairy Tale loosely based on the story of “Little Red Riding Hood”. “The Fairy Tale of Oscar" features a wolf, a granny, a young girl and a cottage in the woods.
This new fairy tale tells the story of Oscar, a child abandoned in a dark wood and living under a curse which turns him into a wolf when he is angry. As Oscar grows up, his anger and the effects of the curse grow more terrifying. Is there anyone who can save him?
Rab Fulton will be reading “The Fairy Tale of Oscar” and telling some seasonal stories. In addition, there will be refreshments and an opportunity to chat with the authors. See attached poster.

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Certificate of Excellence in Local Government 2016 for Ballinasloe Library

Presentation of Certificate of Excellence in Local Government 2016- Ballinasloe Library to Galway Libraries at Chambers Ireland function in Dublin recently.
Presentation to Ballinasloe Library 25th Nov 2016
-Peter Rabbitt, Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly and the brilliant Ballinasloe Library staff. Brid Grehan, Mark Sweeney, Kieran Shaughnessy

-Peter Rabbitt, Mary Kennedy, Minister Damien English, Cathaoirleach Michael Connolly

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Galway Schools Library Service

Children from Newton National School in Abbeyknockmoy on board the Schools Library van during a visit to the school last week